Advanced Placement

Jessica Westfall
AP Coordinator
(407) 297-4900 ext. 2637
[email protected]

The Advanced Placement ProgramĀ® is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. Since its inception in 1955, the Program has provided motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting.

Students who participate in the AP Program not only gain college-level skills, but in many cases they also earn college credit while they are still in high school.

AP courses are taught by dedicated and enthusiastic high school teachers who follow course guidelines developed and published by the College Board.

Advanced Placement courses are challenging and time-consuming. There is an emphasis on reading for comprehension, writing, and critical thinking. Before enrolling in an AP course, understand you must make a substantial commitment: while you might meet criteria for taking an AP course, without the commitment to the time it takes to succeed, you will not succeed at the level to which you are accustomed. However, no other courses will prepare you for the rigor of college like AP.

Why Participate?

With 37 courses and exams across 22 subject areas, AP offers something for everyone. Here are just a few reasons to sign up:

Gain the Edge in College Preparation

Get a head start on college-level work.

Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques.

Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.

Stand Out in the College Admissions Process

Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college.

Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you.

Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.

Broaden Your Intellectual Horizons

Explore the world from a variety of perspectives, most importantly your own.

Study subjects in greater depth and detail.

Assume the responsibility of reasoning, analyzing, and understanding for yourself

Save Money by Gaining College Course Credit While in High School

Research shows that students who take AP courses in high school are more successful at the college and university level.

Wekiva High School Advanced Placement Courses

Individual AP course selections are dependent upon student grade level, individual student interests, and student ability levels.

Ninth Grade Advanced Placement Course Selections:
Computer Science AB Music Theory
French Language French Literature
Spanish Language Spanish Literature

Tenth Grade Advanced Placement Course Selections:
Art History
Biology Music Theory
Chemistry Spanish Language
Computer Science AB Spanish Literature
French Language World History
French Literature

Eleventh Grade Advanced Placement Course Selections:
American History French Literature
Art History Music Theory
Calculus AB Physics
Chemistry Spanish Language
Computer Science AB Spanish Literature
English Language/Composition Statistics
French Language

Twelfth Grade Advanced Placement Course Selections:
American History European History
Art History French Language
Biology French Literature
Calculus AB Government
Calculus BC Statistics
Chemistry Music Theory
Computer Science AB Physics
Drawing Portfolio Portfolio Art
Economics Psychology
English Language Spanish Language
English Literature Spanish Literature